Charity Quiz & Social Event Update
As the coundown to our upcoming Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz and Social Event in aid of the Club's nominated charity for this year 'Beating Bowel Cancer' continues, we provide an update for members and visitors.
More Premier League action on Sunday...15/01/2017
The Liverpool/Manchester quartet of Premier League clubs were in action against each other on Sunday afternoon. First up was the Goodison Park meeting of Everton and Manchester City. The hosts had Seamus Coleman in their starting eleven as they crushed their visitors by four goals to nil. James McCarthy was introduced from the bench on seventy four minutes. The second contest took place at Old Trafford where Manchester United met Liverpool, with no Irish player involvement, a far cry from previous days when our international side was littered with players from both clubs. The contest ended in a one all draw.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...14/01/2017
The Premier League continued on Saturday afternoon with Tottenham Hotspur crushing visitors West Bromwich Albion by four goal to nil in the early kick-off. James McClean was a fifty fourth minute substitute for the 'Baggies'. Burnley duo, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward were both in action as their side scored the only goal to defeat Southampton for whom Shane Long completed ninety minutes. Harry Arter and his AFC Bournemouth colleagues went down to a three one defeat at Hull City while John O'Shea and Sunderland suffered a similar defeat at home to Stoke City who had Glenn Whelan in midfield. Darren Randolph was in action for West Ham United who defeated visitors Crystal Palace by three goals to nil.
More Championship action on Saturday afternoon...14/01/2017
Daryl Horgan started for Preston North End alongside Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne and Aiden McGeady in their two nil victory over promotion chasing Brighton & Hove Albion who had Shane Duffy in defence. Anthony Pilkington scored twice for Cardiff City in their three two success at Bristol City while substitute Daryl Murphy scored the winner for Newcastle United at Brentford. Ciaran Clark was in action for the 'Magpies' but the much touted Scott Hogan was confined to the Brentford bench, with perhaps his touted big money move to West Ham Uniterd a factor. Matt Doherty was again at left back for Wolverhampton Wanderers who defeated Midlands rivals Aston Villa with the only goal scored by Joe Mason.
Friday evening in the Championship...13/01/2017
Promotion hopefuls Leeds United and Derby County were in Championship action at Elland Road on Friday evening where the hosts prevailed with the only goal. Eunan O'Kane was an unused substitute for the hosts having now recovered from his groin injury while Richard Keogh started but Alex Pearce remained on the bench for the visitors.
Midweek Cup and League action for Irish...12/01/2017
The first legs of the English Football League Cup semi-finals took place this week with Manchester United securing a two goal advantage at home to Hull City, for whom David Meyler was in action at right back. The second contest saw hosts Southampton, for whom Shane Long was an eightieth minute substitute, score the only goal against Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium. The second legs are scheduled for two weeks time with the Final set for Wembley Stadium on Sunday the 26th February 2017. There was Championship action on Thursday evening with Reading going down to a one nil home defeat by Queens Park Rangers at the Madejski Stadium. Twenty one year old midfielder Liam Kelly was in the starting eleven for the 'Royals' but injury ruled out skipper Paul McShane. The visitors included youngsters Ryan Manning, who started and created the winning goal, and Olamide Shodipo who was an unused substitute.
Keith Andrews set to attend our Charity Quiz & Social
Subject to no last minute hitches, thirty five times capped Republic of Ireland international midfielder Keith Andrews is set to join us as our special guest on the occasion of our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz in aid of the Club's nominated charity for this year 'Beating Bowel Cancer'.
Fund Raising - Charity Quiz & Social - Friday 27 January 2017
For those members, their families and friends together with any members of the general public who might wish to support this event but are unable to attend on the night, the Club will be very happy to facilitate any contribution you might wish to make. Donations can be made directly to : Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club - sort code 40-05-07 - account number 91158309. Should you wish to participate in our Charity Raffle for the Framed and Signed Ireland Shirt, which is open to the general public, you may purchase tickets on line. Tickets cost £5 per strip and can be purchased online at http://rissc.tictail.com/product/special-raffle The draw will be made on the night by our special guest Keith Andrews.
Countdown to our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz Night
As we commence another New Year, preparations for our Twelfth Annual Charity Quiz Night, with all proceeds going to our nominated charity 'Beating Bowel Cancer', are in full swing. We anticipate another evening of tension filled drama as participants battle to lift the Quiz Champions title. Our General Club Meeting, at which we will be joined by our special guest Keith Andrews, will commence promptly at 7.30pm in the Bentley Room at the Clayton Crown Hotel on Friday the 27th January 2017, to be followed shortly afterwards by the Quiz Event. Our two special charity raffles will take place at the end of the Quiz and the night will be rounded off with music provided by DJ Judy. Our general knowledge quiz is designed for teams comprising three members, with the entrance fee retained at £5 per member. Individuals are encouraged to attend and the organising committee will ensure active participation for all.
More FA Cup Third Round action on Sunday afternoon...08/01/2017
Anthony Pilkington's deflected free kick opened the scoring for hosts Cardiff City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon but visitors Fulham recovered to secure a two one victory in front of a paltry crowd of 5,199. Midfielder Graham Carey was also in early cup action as his League Two side Plymouth Argyle earned a replay with Liverpool following a scoreless draw which attracted 53,007 to Anfield. Also in action this afternoon was Chris Forrester whose League One side Peterborough United went down to a four one defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
FA Cup Third Round action on Saturday afternoon...07/01/2017
The third round of the FA Cup got into full swing on Saturday afternoon with a crop of senior, Under 21 and hopeful Irish internationals in action. There was a debut for Daryl Horgan at Preston North End who went down to a two one defeat at home to Arsenal. The former Dundalk man was introduced from the bench on eighty minutes to join Greg Cunningham, Aiden McGeady and sixtieth minute substitute Alan Browne in action for the 'Lilywhites'. The all Championship clash of Birmingham City and Newcastle United ended in a one all draw with Daryl Murphy opening the scoring for the 'Magpies' after five minutes and reported Ireland target Lukas Jutkiewicz equalising for the hosts on forty two minutes. Young left back/midfielder Tom Field scored two first half goals for Brentford in their five one success over non-league Eastleigh while Matt Doherty also found the net for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their two nil victory at Stoke City.